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Being an employee at Children's is more than just protocols and medication rounds—it’s knowing when a hug is the most important thing in the world to a child. It’s knowing that sometimes laughter really is the best medicine. But, most important, it’s giving patients and families exactly the care they need, when they need it.
Performs nursing process while providing direct patient care in a safe and effective manner that promotes quality patient outcomes. Functions as member of interdisciplinary healthcare team.
2 years/3,000 hours of experience with Bachelor of Science in Nursing or 3 years/4,500 hours of experience with Associate's degree in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Graduation from accredited school of nursing
Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the single State of Georgia or Multi-State through the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact
Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) within 1 year of employment as required by department
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
PROFESSIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS
Completes orientation and initial assessment of competency successfully by determined due date
Completes mandatory education and annual competency assessment requirements as defined by unit and system by due date
Achieves 75% attendance at staff meetings if applicable
Demonstrates enrichment in direct patient care as evidenced by activities outlined in Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta's nursing career advancement program
PRACTICE (Caring for the Patient)
Performs nursing process across the continuum to deliver age and developmentally appropriate patient-family-centered care.
Integrates values and language preferences into healthcare delivery through a culturally sensitive process.
Utilizes clinical decision support tools and resources to recognize issues, prioritize care, and modify plan of care as needed.
Utilizes appropriate documentation tools to record, measure, and retrieve healthcare data.
Provides patient and family education appropriate for identified learning needs.
Utilizes resources to plan and provide nursing care that is safe, effective, and financially responsible.
Demonstrates efficiency and confidence in coordinating direct care for complex patients, adjusts care plans to meet patient needs in an efficient and organized fashion, and ensures care is completed within a suitable time frame without supporting cues.
DEVELOPMENT (Fostering Clinical Knowledge)
Participates in lifelong learning to maintain knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice.
Incorporates new knowledge into nursing practice to support desired outcomes.
Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competence and learning.
Self-evaluates professional practice in relation to performance, development, resiliency, and goals.
Takes action to achieve goals identified during performance review, resulting in change in practice and role performance.
Fosters a spirit of inquiry and seeks knowledge (e.g., informal and formal continuing professional development) to foster continued growth and understanding of changes in the field to ensure clinical currency.
ENGAGEMENT (Engaging and Leading Professionally)
Provides oversight for nursing care given by unlicensed personnel while retaining accountability for patient care quality.
Engages in ethical practices utilizing principles from The Code of Ethics for Nurses.
Maintains therapeutic and professional relationships with appropriate role boundaries.
Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment.
Consults, contributes to, and coordinates care with interdisciplinary healthcare team members.
Demonstrates investment in others through teaching/coaching/helper roles.
Demonstrates support of shared leadership through awareness of initiatives and providing input.
Serves as consistent resource to others at unit level to enhance direct patient care, e.g., preceptor, charge nurse, team lead, or mentor.
Drives and effectively facilitates timely admission, transfer, and discharge process for unit, ensuring efficient and safe patient flow.
OUTCOMES (Driving Excellent Results)
Integrates evidence and research findings into clinical judgement and nursing practice.
Participates in monitoring activities within work environment to maintain a culture of safety.
Identifies and communicates hazards and errors.
Participates in quality and process improvement activities to improve patient outcome and workflows.
Ensures equipment is in working order to provide safe patient care.
Demonstrates commitment and flexibility through times of change.
Applies knowledge and sound interpretation of policies and procedures.
Identifies practice challenges and alerts appropriate channels.
Current license in the state of Georgia as a Registered Nurse.
BLS certification required within 30 days of hire
Graduation from an approved Diploma or Associate’s Degree program.
Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
Previous Pediatric experience preferred.
Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skills Assessment at 80% or higher rating within 30 days of date of hire.
While clinical staff may serve a specific patient population, they have the potential to care for patients within the age population range served at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Clinical staff will have competencies that will incorporate population specific guidelines.
This age population includes:
N = Neonate (less than 30 days)
I = Infant (30 days to 1 year)
EC = Early Childhood (1-5 years)
LC = Late Childhood (5-13 years)
A = Adolescent (13-17 years)
AD = Adult
ALL - all ages
Allocates staffing resources effectively to assist in maintaining the budget.
Identifies and takes steps to resolve areas of non compliance in relation to regulatory agencies including The Joint Commissions and National Patient Safety Goals.
Participates and serves as a role model in PI process
Acts as role model and resource for complex patient care, advanced technical skills, clinical information and patient and family education.
Demonstrates advanced assessment skills and analyzes and interprets data, altering the Plan of Care in timely manner.
Consistently and independently prioritizes, allocates time effectively, and delivers dependable, timely and effective patient care in a variety of setting from simple to complex.
Serves as resource for staff in recognizing and responding to deteriorating patient.
Actively promotes Evidenced Based Practice and research through encouraging inquiry, performing lit search and facilitating policy changes.
Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team for effective resource utilization and expedites involvement of the family in entire care process.
Anticipates learning needs of the family and involves them in education process.
Communicates using SBAR and takes initiative for follow up of identified gaps. .
Promotes cohesive behavior among team members; actively promotes relationships with self, staff and family.
Resolves complex situations of conflict involving patients, families and staff and seeks appropriate resources when necessary.
Role models customer service and service recovery.
Role models appropriate delegation
Performs as proficient preceptor, mentor, team leader or charge nurse
Seeks resources by actively consulting with the interdisciplinary team.
Assists unit educator in developing staff as evidenced by delivering education or learning opportunities.
75% attendance at staff meetings if applicable
Attends minimum of 15 hours job related education
Completes mandatory education requirements as defined by unit and system by due date.
Must be active member of a unit or system based CHOICE council or task force.
BLS certification within 30 days of hire
PALS/PEARS certification within one year of hire date as required by department.
Primary Location Address
1405 Clifton Rd NE